It's National Siblings Day and I am celebrating.  Lots of people don't realize it but I have 8 siblings!  Yes you heard me right.I am technically the only child my momma and daddy had but I have half siblings.  I have seven brothers and one sister and I have to admit when I was little they all spoiled me!

I rarely get to see any of them accept my brother Charlie.  He and his wife, Annie, and their girls, Brandi and Christina are at my house every holiday and family celebration.  Everyone else lives out of town.

My brother, Albert, is my best friend.  He and I are closest in age and our children were all born around the same time.  I remember bossing him around when we were kids and my momma always said he just did whatever I told him.  He lives 6+ hours away in Ohio so I don't get to see him as much as I would like but I know I can always count on him when I need him.  He has been by my side my whole life and even walked me down the aisle when I got married.  There isn't a day that doesn't go by that I wish I could drive over to his house and hug his neck.

Since this picture they have added my sweet niece Tessa!

Here are 3 of my brothers Rick, Charlie, Albert (and my brother from another mother Ra Ra Robert Johnson).

This is my brother, Andy, who also lives in Ohio.  He is a blast to hang out with and has a laugh like my momma's.

On my dad's side I have two brothers and a sister Ron (yes my name is Ronnie), Greg, and Belinda.  I only see them at family reunions and facebook and talk to them on the phone from time to time but I still love them very much.

Ron and I at our Grandmother's 90th birthday.  He is a principal in Danville, Kentucky.

Ron, Belinda, and Greg

As you can see my family is huge!  And while I don't always get to see everyone I know if I needed them they would be there.  I love that I have a blended family because there has always been so much love to go around.  During holidays and family reunions you can hardly hear yourself think because of all the laughter and love.  Totally thankful for each one of them.